Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Sacha Guggenheimer

Naturalist

Sacha Guggenheimer

Sacha was born in Australia and grew up exploring its vast wilderness. Her love for the ocean and animals was apparent from an early age and she dreamed of filming and photographing marine megafauna around the world. With this vision, she went on to become a marine biologist, graduating with honors in seabird foraging ecology. 

Her work in research took her to the Centre of Marine Science and Technology in Western Australia, where she spent several years investigating acoustic communication and population dynamics of Australia’s humpback, southern right, and pygmy blue whale populations in the Indian and Southern oceans.

When on land, Sacha is a photographer and filmmaker on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. She is also involved in product development of reef safe sunblock to help preserve resilience of corals against climate change. What Sacha enjoys most in her career is being the bridge between people and the ocean, and is always enthusiastic about exploring new habitats, creatures, and cultures. 

Sacha's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Best of Micronesia

    Best of Micronesia: Rabaul to Palau

    March 3March 20, 2019

    Snorkel or dive nearly every day as you discover the western corner of Micronesia. You'll also meet friendly locals, who will greet you with traditional dances; search for island endemics and a multitude of seabirds; and tour the archaeological site of Nan Madol.

  • Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea

    September 20October 6, 2019

    Highlights of our return to Papua New Guinea include snorkeling or diving among some of the most biodiverse waters in the world; meeting friendly Trobriand Islanders; and watching the spectacular fire dances of the Baining tribe.

  • Tahiti to Easter Island

    Tahiti to Easter Island: Marquesas, Tuamotus & Pitcairns

    October 10October 29, 2019

    Beyond the typical Polynesian paradise, one may delve deeper, to find aquamarine lagoons affording the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, an intriguing Easter Island tour and the sky-piercing volcanoes of the Marquesas.

  • Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

    Ultimate Seychelles with Aldabra Atoll

    February 14February 29, 2020

    Enjoy snorkeling and diving in the Seychelles; spend two full days exploring the Aldabra Atoll; and discover the unique flora and fauna of the region.

  • Tubbataha Reef

    Philippines with Palau & Taiwan

    February 29March 16, 2020

    On this exotic Philippines tour, explore mangrove forests and scenic coastlines on numerous Zodiac excursions, while nature hikes reveal the amazing biodiversity of these isolated islands. A special highlight is the opportunity to interact with native cultures whose customs are reflected in their intricate tribal dress, colorful dances, and rich folklore.

  • Hawksbill Turtle

    Melanesia, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

    September 10September 27, 2020

    Introducing the extraordinary diversity of Melanesia and its fascinating people, our award-winning journey to these idyllic islands features incredible bird-watching opportunities, elaborate local traditions and ceremonies, snorkeling over pristine coral reefs, and much more.